AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Privilege and Confidentiality – A Deeper Look

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised several questions regarding the related but different [...]

Real Time Disciplinary Actions Against Registered Nurses for Professional Misconduct

In my October 6, 2017 Bulletin, I reported a case of a nurse whose unprofessional conduct resulted in a lawsuit against her employer.  [...]

If You Have an AED, Do You Have to Use It?

Perhaps the better question presented by this title should be the question of whether an AED should be used rather than if it has to be [...]

Telehealth / Teletherapy Practice in California: Resource Links Provided by CAMFT

There's a cultural shift in the way mental health professionals are practicing now. As opposed to the traditional office setting, [...]

Was the Nurse Professionally Negligent When Ambulating This Patient?

In accordance with a physician’s order, it is necessary that a patient get out of bed and walk as soon as possible after surgery.  In [...]

Preparing Personal Trainers for Client Service – Education, Certification and/or Practical Training?

The fitness industry has been focused on the qualifications of fitness professionals, particularly personal fitness trainers, for many [...]

General Topics / Considerations for Mental Health Professionals to Prevent Exposure to Licensing Board Complaints

Below is a second outline to the previous article, "An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues for Mental Health [...]

Was the Nurse’s Conduct in Ordering Seclusion and Restraint Professionally Negligent?

In the September 6th, 2017 Bulletin, I wrote about a case where a nurse and several psychiatric aides were found liable for their [...]

Karen Donadio, Aqua Instructor in Mount Pleasant, SC

I was inspired by Karen Donadio’s entrepreneurial spirit and positive energy. Having studied Physical Therapy at Northeastern [...]

Treatment of Children – Joint Legal Custody

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised a number of questions concerning situations involving the [...]

What is Unprofessional Conduct in Nursing?

Nurse practice acts list unprofessional conduct as one of the bases a board of nursing can take disciplinary action against a nurse.  [...]

Avoiding Exercise Equipment Injuries Saves Time, Aggravation and Money

Exercise equipment mishaps account for a frequent source of client injury, as well as client claims and lawsuits.  Many of these cases [...]

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